Watch the 10 Best Public Domain Horror Films on the Net

1 of 5

In this digital age, pirates surf the high seas of the web, carrying off treasure troves of downloaded content, plaguing the film industry with their tenacity and insatiable desire for free content. I’m not here to take the moral high ground and wag a finger at all you naughty torrenters. Heck, I’ve done it, we’ve all done it! But I’m here to offer you a guilt-free movie marathon of ten of the best public domain horror titles on the Internet.

10. House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Director: William Castle

Eccentric gazillionaire Frederick Loren (Vincent Price) and his (fourth!) wife Annabelle (Carol Ohmart) host a party in a haunted house, offering $10,000 to whoever can last the night. Being a horror film, this isn’t going to be a fun little sleepover with popcorn and board games. As the night wears on, the guests are confronted with ghosts, murderers, and a few other scary surprises.

9. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Director: George A. Romero

Any horror fan worth their salt has probably already seen this. But if you’ve never gotten around to it or want to watch it for the 50th time, now’s your chance. In the first of Romero’s classic zombie cycle, a group of strangers find themselves barricaded in an old farmhouse, fighting to protect themselves from the onslaught of living dead. But of course, as with any good zombie film, this is less about the undead and more a study of human nature with a heavy dose of social commentary.

They’re coming to get you, Barbara…

Next: Souls and Zombies